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Jack Goldsmith - In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, A Disappearance In Detroit, And My Search For The Truth

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Politics and Prose
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There have been many theories about the fate of Jimmy Hoffa, the longtime president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, since he disappeared in 1975. Many involve Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, Hoffa’s aide and Goldsmith’s stepfather. In this compelling investigation-cum-memoir, Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University and author of Terror Presidency and Power and Constraint, recounts how his childhood affection for O’Brien became more complicated as he pursued a legal career. Then, with the perspective he gained from serving as assistant attorney general under George W. Bush, Goldsmith was moved to uncover the truth about O’Brien, Hoffa, the mob, the waning of labor’s power, and the rise of the surveillance state.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Our Ancestors Were Fearless Builders And Pioneers. Today We Delay, Idle And Gripe

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Friday, October 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Fox News article "Members of previous generations now seem like giants — When did we become so small?"

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The Libertarian: The Ongoing Impeachment Saga

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 11, 2019

Can the White House refuse to cooperate with the congressional investigation?

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: California Was Built By Giants And Is Occupied By 6-oz Hotel Shampoo Bottles

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Fox News article "Members of previous generations now seem like giants — When did we become so small?"

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Victor Davis Hanson: Members Of Previous Generations Now Seem Like Giants — When Did We Become So Small?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks.

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My Family Story Of Love, The Mob, And Government Surveillance

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Friday, November 1, 2019

The whole truth took me decades to learn.

Books

Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam examines the legacy of one of the most popular and eccentric newspapers to cover the Vietnam War. With its mix of hard-hitting military exposés, pinups, and comic strips, Overseas Weekly earned a reputation as a muckraking truth teller.

Analysis and Commentary

While Other Democrats Play Chess, Will Biden Turn To Checkers?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Monday, October 7, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a monkey on his back – or so he thinks: President Trump.

Interviews

The Lawfare Podcast: Jack Goldsmith On 'In Hoffa’s Shadow'

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Lawfare Podcast
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmtih discusses his new book, In Hoffa’s Shadow, where Goldsmith details his own rigorous investigation of Hoffa’s disappearance and explains why the long-held assumption of Chuckie O’Brien's, Goldsmith's step father, role in Hoffa's death is misguided. Yet, the book is more than a murder mystery. Goldsmith also reflects on the evolution of his own relationship with his step-father.

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The Death Of Europe, With Douglas Murray

interview with Douglas Murrayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 7, 2019

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Has increased immigration to EU member nations created distrust and delusion, contributing to a continent in the grip of a culture in the midst of its own suicide?

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The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.